Fundraiser For Tapovanaya International Buddhist Center (TIBC)

Dear Dhamma Friends,
We would like to inform you about the establishment of The Tapovanaya International Buddhist Cente, Inc (TIBC), Ventura, CA, under the leadership of Venerable Thapovane Sutadhara thero. Venrable Sutadhara is well known to all of us as he was a regular visitor to Dharmapala Institute and has been conducting dhamma day-longs for our community for many years. TIBC is going to be a Buddhist Center in Theravada Tradition which is independently run and closely affiliated with An Lac Mission Buddhist temple, Ventura, CA, and Tapovanaya in Sri Lanka, and is a 501 (C)-(3) tax- exempt, non-profit religious organization registered in the State of California (EIN 81 1241575).
On behalf of the Ven.Thapovane Sutadhara thero we would like to invite all of you to join hands with us in support of TIBC. Currently a fundraiser is geared to collect funds for the establishments of the new center. Let us get together to be a part of this noble project to support these efforts in whatever way we can, as the benefits of this establishment will undoubtedly be limitless to many generations to come. With the blessings of the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha may you have peace, prosperity, and happiness.
Your contributions to TIBC could be done in more than one way: 
(i) You can directly make a donation. (please write your cheks to TIBC and mail them to the following address:: 901 S. Saticoy Ave, Ventura, CA 93004; You may mention that you are a DI-devotee in the memo).
(ii) You can give an interest free personal loan. 
Contact informtaion for Ven. Sutadhara Thero is given below. Please feel free to contact via email or by phone if you wish to get more information about the new establishment.
Phone: 805 758 2028
Some of the expected services to the community by the TIBC 
(i). Expand spiritual & social services to the community on the east end of Ventura. 
(ii). A new model for teaching Buddhism by two Buddhist Centers in different schools of Buddhism working together. 
(iii). Develop a residential Meditation Retreat Center. 
(iv). A place for more Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi & other healing arts for living in harmony. 
(v). Training Center for Teaching Dhamma in the West. 
(vi). A Center which works with Inter- faith Community to spread loving- kindness and compassion. 
(vii). Develop a Buddhist Information & Learning resources center in the area. 
May you delight in the joy of giving !
With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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